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Read up on news affecting graduate student life at UofSC and the groundbreaking, innovated projects keeping our students, faculty and staff at the top of their fields.

Honoring the Graduates of 2020

The Graduate School joins the University of South Carolina on August 8, 2020 to celebrate the Class of 2020 through our first ever virtual commencement ceremony.

Historic Columbia's Robin Waites' Commitment to Community Runs Deep

Robin Waites, who earned her master's in art history from the University of South Carolina, has made her mark at Historic Columbia by rethinking the way the city looks at its history.

Veteran Seeks to Help Injured Soldiers Regain Full Strength

When Brooks Herring decided to give college a try after serving in the U.S. Navy and working for the Army, he had one goal in mind: Creating a physical therapy program that would help wounded service members get back to the level of strength and activity they had before their injury.

Fall 2020 SEVP Guidance for Continuing Students

On July 24, 2020, additional clarifying questions were released by SEVP. On July 14, 2020, the Fall 2020 Guidance released by ICE on July 6, 2020 was rescinded. SEVP will return to the status quo established by the March 9, 2020 policy and subsequent FAQs.

COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

Visit the Student Health Services website for more information about on-campus and off-campus COVID-19 testing options.

UofSC Alumna Named SC Teacher of the Year

Sarah Schumacher Gams, who earned her undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of South Carolina, is the 2021 South Carolina Teacher of the year.

Alumna Recognized for Leadership and Positive Community Impact

Through advocating for policy and working with community leaders, Chynna Phillips, MSW, MPH '18, is dedicated to ensuring a positive future for Columbia and the Midlands region.

Spring & Summer 2020 Virtual Commencement

Spring and summer graduates will be honored in a virtual commencement ceremony on August 8, 2020.

Alumna Takes Helm as Mayor of Hometown During Pandemic

Kassandra Gove, '09 higher education administration, was elected the fifth mayor of her hometown of Amesbury, Massachusetts. Her tenure during the COVID-19 pandemic has been anything but typical.

Graduate Students: Message from the Dean

July 1, 2020 message from Dean Cheryl L. Addy

Take the Pledge to Fight the Spread

Students, faculty and staff play a critical role in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Demonstrate your commitment to keep the UofSC community in good health by being a part of #IPledgeColumbia and honoring the pledge during the fall semester.

McRell and Wilson Named Co-Winners of Doctoral Student Award

Ph.D. candidates Amanda Stafford McRell and Betty Wilson were recently recognized for their work and research in the College of Social Work doctoral program.

UofSC Alumnae Make Library List

Having an impact on their students and communities, being more inclusive for underserved populations and encouraging a lifelong love of reading and learning are passions shared by three alumnae of the School of Information Science who have been recognized as 2020 Movers & Shakers by Library Journal.

Claflin Students Win Clyburn Scholarships to Earn B.S. and MPH Through 4+1 Dual Degree Program

Emersen Frazier and Jamal Walker, rising seniors at Claflin University, have been selected to receive the James E. and Emily E. Clyburn Public Health Endowed Scholarship Award to complete the 4 + 1 Dual Degree Program.

Graduate Students: Message from the Dean

June 8, 2020 message from Dean Cheryl L. Addy.

Expanded Pass/Fail Grading Scale

On April 27, 2020 the UofSC Graduate Council approved a grading accommodation to graduate students in the form of an expanded pass/fail grading scale.

Ensemble Performs Virtually

Ryan Williams, who is pursuing a doctorate in music composition, teamed up with a School of Music alumnus to give high school and collegiate band students a chance to perform together during the pandemic.

UofSC Chemists Look to Future of Materials Science

Laura Murdock likes the thrill of creative chemistry ― making new materials that could, in turn, make a difference in the world. After finishing her undergraduate degree in chemistry at South Carolina, she came back to earn a Ph.D. and do research in synthetic chemistry.

Alumnus Selected for American Association of State Colleges and Universities 2020 Emerging Leaders Program

Shaun Owens, an assistant professor in the College of Social Work and an alumnus of the Arnold School's Ph.D. in HPEB program, will complete a project on UofSC's efforts to impact on statewide economic development and innovation.

2020-2021 Graduate Civic Scholars Announced

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that thirteen students have been chosen as 2020-2021 Graduate Civic Scholars.

Students, Alumni Named NSF Research Scholars

Seven UofSC students and alumni have been named 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship scholars, and four have received Honorable Mentions.

MFA Exhibitions Go Online to Build Empathy, Spark Imagination

Three students exhibit their MFA thesis works online, fostering the opportunity to build empathy and spark the imaginations of viewers around the world.

UofSC Students Receive Seed Funding to Test Ideas Addressing the COVID-19 Crisis

The McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise at UofSC, in partnership with the Faber Entrepreneurship Center and South Carolina Research Authority, jointly announced nine student winners of the UofSC COVID-19 Ideas Challenge.

Tracking Coronavirus Genome

Biological sciences professor Bert Ely and doctoral student Taylor Carter write for The Conversation on how the coronavirus's genetic sequence provides insight into where the virus has been.

Graduate Students: Message from the Dean

April 28, 2020 message from Dean Cheryl L. Addy.


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